Tuesday, July 6, 2010
One day trip to Třebíč
Anyway, Třebíč is a small town located west of Brno. This little town started to grow when the Duke of Moravia built a Benedictine monastery back in the 12th century. And, it became one of the most important cities in South Moravia after St. Procopius' Basilica, which is listed as one of the UNESCO's World Heritage sites, was rebuilt in the 13th century.
The quarter spreads along the north bank of the Jihlava River and up the side of a hill. It has a lot of character with narrow and winding cobblestone streets. If you go up to the top of the hill, you can enjoy a beautiful view of the Jewish quarter.
Two synagogues (old and new) still exist, and the new one is being used for community concerts as well as a museum where you can learn about the history of the Jewish quarter.